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January 2023

Federal budget for 2023: Medical groups praise telehealth flexibilities, pan cuts to Medicare physician payments

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Source:  Medical Economics

Telehealth, physician payment, training more doctors, and pandemic preparedness are among the health care provisions in the federal government’s $1.7 trillion budget for 2023.

At the end of 2022, physicians and medical industry leaders were awaiting various federal actions that would affect health care. Some of those happened with Congress’ approvale of the 4,155-page “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023,” signed by President Joe Biden on Dec. 29.

There were summaries and responses from medical groups including the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) and ATA Action, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Hospital Association (AHA), which published a 10-page rundown of health care policies and spending.

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CareSouth Carolina presents Palmetto Care Connections with Annual Partnership Award

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Source: CareSouth Carolina

Each year CareSouth Carolina presents an award to an organization or individual in our community with whom it partners in various capacities. This year’s recipient was Palmetto Care Connections (PCC), a non-profit telehealth network that assists healthcare providers in connecting rural and underserved South Carolinians to quality services through broadband, technology and telehealth programs.

According to CareSouth Carolina CEO Ann Lewis, the fact that Palmetto Care Connections “has worked and will continue to work diligently to ensure our patients and healthcare facilities have broadband access for telehealth and other healthcare needs,” made them the clear choice for this year’s award.

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